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Ancestors of Harold Wayne Chester, Jr.

Generation No. 8

      128. Captain Thomas Chester, born February 28, 1688/89 in Blue Ridge, , Virginia; died 1754 in Frederick Co, VA. He married 129. Sarah Cartmell 1723 in Blue Ridge, Botetourt, Virginia.

      129. Sarah Cartmell, born Abt. 1700 in Blue Ridge, Botetourt, Virginia; died Aft. October 02, 1759. She was the daughter of 258. Nathaniel Cartmell and 259. Dorothy Poole.

Notes for Captain Thomas Chester:
Virginia land, particularly the Central area, came under dispute between
Virginia's Governor Spotswood and Lord Fairfax acting for Kings Charles
I and II of England, also, King George I. Spotswood organized
a group of explorers dubbed the "Knights of the Golden Horseshoe" and
was said to have presented each with a gem-studded golden horseshoe.
Their expedition traveled to the South Fork of the Shenandoah, which
they called the "Euphrates." Large land grants were issued to the Knights
and favored individuals by Spotswood.

John Lederer was reportedly the first white man to climb the hills ca
1670. Francis Thornton was an early resident also. (Thornton Gap is probably
named after him). Capt. Thomas Chester, another possible "Knight," was
an early landowner in what has become Warren County. Chester Gap is named
after him. Chester Gap is located in the Northernmost corner of Rappahannock

1736 - Thomas Chester was granted a license to operate a ferry across the Shenandoah River. This ferry was important to the growth of the area due to the heavily traveled trail carrying traffic from areas east of the Blue Ridge to Winchester and the Great Valley Road.

Most of this land in the Sandy Hook - Strasburg area was sold to German-speaking settlers from Pennsylvania. Thomas Chester would later sell 500 acres at the mouth of Passage Creek to John Funk in 1739 (Orange Co., Deed Book "3", p. 370).

On November 11, 1743, the first step was taken towards bringing justice
to Frederick County by the appointment of, "Gentlemen Justices". Morgan
Morgan, Benjamin Borden, Thomas Chester, David Vance, Andrew Campbell,
Marquis Calmes, George Hoge, Lewis Neill, William McMachen, Meredith
Helms, John White, Thomas Little. Also, the appointment of the First
Sheriff- Thomas Rutherford, First Clerk-James Wood, First County Surveyor-
George Hume. All were appointed by The Honorable Sir William Gooch, Governor
of Virginia. Governor Gooch selected personís who he felt would be loyal
to the King of England.


Facts about this person:

Fact 1     
Married in Old Swedes Church, Philadelphia.

More About Captain Thomas Chester:
Fact 1: See Note Page
Children of Thomas Chester and Sarah Cartmell are:
  64 i.   Thomas Chester, born 1726 in Blue Ridge, , Virginia; died WFT Est. 1716-1822; married Rachel UnkNOWN.
  ii.   Mary McKay Chester, born 1724; died Unknown.
  iii.   Elizabeth Smith Chester, born WFT Est. 1711-1734; died Abt. 1757 in Frederick Co., VA.
  iv.   Sussana Harrell Chester, died Unknown.
  v.   David Chester, born WFT Est. 1707-1744; died WFT Est. 1716-1822.

      138. Sgt. Samuel Barksdale, born October 25, 1759 in Albemarle, Virginia; died June 20, 1842. He married 139. Mary Hamner April 03, 1788 in Albemarle County,VA.

      139. Mary Hamner, born Abt. 1769; died Unknown. She was the daughter of 278. Jeremiah Hamner and 279. Rebecca Harper.

Notes for Sgt. Samuel Barksdale:
In the Virginia Continental Army
Child of Samuel Barksdale and Mary Hamner is:
  69 i.   Elizabeth Barksdale, born February 04, 1789 in Albemarle, Virginia; died Unknown; married William W. Watson February 23, 1807 in Albemarle, Virginia.

      144. George Clore, born Abt. 1716 in Gemmingen, Wuerttemberg, Baden, Germany; died Abt. 1751 in Culpepper, Virginia. He was the son of 288. Michael Clore Hans Michael Klaar and 289. Anna Barbara Parva. He married 145. Barbara Weaver Bef. 1735.

      145. Barbara Weaver, born 1712 in Culpepper, Virginia; died WFT Est. 1739-1806. She was the daughter of 290. Peter Weaver (Hans Dietrich Weber) and 291. Louisa Elizabetha Volck.
Child of George Clore and Barbara Weaver is:
  72 i.   Michael(Clore) Cloer, born 1735 in North Carolina; died 1812 in North Carolina; married (2) Unknown Roseman WFT Est. 1751-1782.

      152. William Bean, born Abt. 1727 in Londonderry, Ireland; died September 30, 1784 in Laurens Co, SC. He was the son of 304. William Bean and 305. Hellen Russell. He married 153. Naomi Bates Abt. 1753.

      153. Naomi Bates, born Abt. 1737 in Ireland; died Abt. 1795 in Chester Co, SC. She was the daughter of 306. Isaac Bates.
Child of William Bean and Naomi Bates is:
  76 i.   William Bean, born February 08, 1754 in Ireland; died July 25, 1810 in Caldwell Co, NC; married Celia Wyatt Abt. 1776 in Ireland.

      154. William Wyatt, born Abt. 1728 in Scotland; died Unknown.
Child of William Wyatt is:
  77 i.   Celia Wyatt, born Abt. 1756 in Ireland; died Abt. 1818 in North Carolina; married William Bean Abt. 1776 in Ireland.

      208. Reverend Henry Easterling III, born May 24, 1733 in New Bern, Craven, NC; died March 26, 1800 in Marlboro Co, SC. He was the son of 416. Henry Novilla Easterling II and 417. Elizabeth Widdington. He married 209. Elizabeth Ellen Bennett.

      209. Elizabeth Ellen Bennett, born 1740 in NC; died 1785 in Cheraw District, South Carolina. She was the daughter of 418. Captain William Bennett and 419. Olivia Chears.
Children of Henry Easterling and Elizabeth Bennett are:
  104 i.   Jonathan Easterling, born 1776 in Anson County, NC; died 1846 in Barnwell Dist, SC; married Mary Ann Howell 1794.
  ii.   Elizabeth Easterling, born March 08, 1757; died Unknown.
  iii.   James E Easterling, born 1760; died Unknown.
  iv.   Mary Catherine Easterling, born 1762; died Unknown.
  v.   Shadrach Easterling, born 1764; died Unknown.
  vi.   Martha Easterling, born 1765; died Unknown.
  vii.   Bennett Easterling, born 1770; died Unknown.
  viii.   Joel Easterling, born 1774; died Unknown.
  ix.   Henry Easterling IV, born 1776; died Unknown.
  x.   Samuel Easterling, born 1778; died Abt. 1840 in Autauga County, Alabama; married WFT Est. 1797-1826.
  Notes for Samuel Easterling:

!NOTES: "Easterlings in Colonial America" R929.20973 E13Y1990, by E. F. Gen
Society, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, Dallas, Texas.

  xi.   Jesse Easterling, born 1780; died Unknown.

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